Admission Counselor, Admission Department, Both Campus Locations (UPDATED)
About Mount Saint Mary's University:
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.
Provide prospective students with information about Mount Saint Mary's University and support their application and enrollment processes. Plan, coordinate and conduct recruitment activities within designated geographical areas and review students' applications for admission.
Engage with prospective MSMU students by visiting high schools and community colleges and attending college fairs throughout California and various western states to generate applications for admission.
Cultivate positive relationships with counseling staff at high schools and community colleges so they can partner with the University in generating applications for admission.
Plan, coordinate and execute programs for prospective students and their parents, high school and community college counselors, and independent educational consultants to generate interest in MSMU.
Interact in a professional manner with a variety of constituents outside of the University who are in a position to influence prospective students.
Work closely with and support prospective students and applicants through the admissions process via telephone, email, and personal contact throughout the course of the admission cycle.
Plan, coordinate, confirm, and execute a schedule of recruitment activities including high school and community college visits, college nights and fairs, workshops and presentations. This includes managing all travel arrangements within a stipulated budget.
Evaluate admission applications and supporting documents (i.e. school transcripts, test scores, references, essays) from applicants in assigned recruitment territories.
Participate in Admission Office and relevant MSMU events throughout the year.
Maintain a visible relationship on both MSMU campuses.
Working knowledge of the structure of college admissions and of public and private high school counseling; analysis of transcripts and standardized admission tests; and the role of an Associate of Arts degree versus a Bachelor's degree.
Understanding of financial aid policies and procedures is helpful.
Familiarity with Salesforce/TargetX CRM desired.
Abilities and Skills:
Able to exercise sound judgement, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical though creative solutions.
Consistently meet deadlines.
Effectively manage multiple projects and follow through to completion.
Demonstrate professionalism and comfort in speaking to groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Work well alone and in a team.
Exercise excellent organizational ability, prioritization, customer service, oral/written communication, as well as interpersonal, public relations and presentation skills.
Possess high energy level along with patience and flexibility.
Willing and able to conduct out-of-area recruitment travel.
Possess a valid California driver's license and reliable vehicle.
Good sense of direction and ability to navigate.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably from a small liberal arts institution.
One to two years' experience working in a high school, community-based organization or an institution of higher learning (e.g. in counseling, admission or as a teacher/faculty member) or other related field.
Work Location: Both Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles) and Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.